AC/DC Virus Unleashed On Iranian Nuclear Program

I so want this to be true, but really it does seem to be a stretch… From RT:

Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been attacked by a “music” virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at Finnish digital security firm F-secure, publicly released a letter he received from an unnamed Iranian scientist. The researcher, who claimed to work for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that another virus has struck the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran and a secret underground research facility at Fordo, southwest of Tehran.

The letter’s author reported that the virus shut down equipment (made by Germany’s Siemens Corporation) and automated systems at both research centers.

Hypponen published the letter on his blog, but cautioned that there is no way for him to verify the accusations. He was able to confirm, however, that the letter did originate from the AEOI’s servers.
The letter, which was reportedly sent to various cybersecurity experts, said that Metasploit’s Penetration Testing Software had been used to direct this new attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities…

[continues at RT]

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  • The Baffler

    It’s not a stretch at all. The NSA has some of the best minds in the world when it comes to computers.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

      yeah, they were so good, they saw 9/11 coming
      & got plenty of really accurate info on Saddam’s WMDz
      in fact, almost anything called “intelligence” by the NSA… isn’t

      the best minds don’t work for Uncle Homeland
      Mediocre Fred, is the best Uncle Homeland can get

      this story is also a psyop
      it makes a bunch of AC/DC fans proud of Uncle Homeland
      yeah man, Uncle Homey Rocks!

      • The Baffler

        As I said, some of the best minds in the world.

        • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

          oh eye sea
          datz why dey call you The Baffler
          smarkasam duly noted

  • Trollific

    Nice.I wonder what other songs they have in mind. Thats some of the most sophisticated trolling i have ever seen. I used to think I could troll but im humbled 

  • Atlas

    At least someone has a sense of humor.  

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Why play Thunderstruck? The should have played Dirty Deeds.

  • Bjpaqeqs

    I too am hoping it’s true. One thing that is interesting is the fact that two separate Iranian officials at the Ministry of Technology and the Ministry of Defense both responded shortly after the reported attack. If it were not the truth, why would they make a direct response by threatening to knock teeth out? We salute you, whoever you are. :)

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